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Wine & The Angeleno: A Word With Pallavi Patil Of Vinelust

Wine & The Angeleno A Word With Pallavi Patil Of Vinelust 1

We like to pretend that we are wine people. This basically means that we prefer this beverage over spirits or beer but do not have any extreme interest in this world outside of a few years of fine dining wine training from waiting tables in college and casually reading multiple tags at BevMo. We know what we like (Dry, French reds or crisp, lightly citrusy French rosés) and do not really stray too far from our prescriptions nor do we have any idea how to broaden our scope to wines on the periphery of the styles we like. We’ll occasionally speak to someone at K&L or The Oaks to attempt to branch out but we very often end up in our self-made comfort zone.

There is a way to change this quite easily, wine folk, and it comes by way of Los Angeles based wine service Vinelust, an online wine subscription that sees new and interesting bottles of wine sent to you with your taste in mind. It’s a pretty genius service that takes out a lot of the guesswork in wine selection and certainly is useful in broadening your palette. To hear about the project and more about the curious Los Angeles wine scene, we spoke with Vinelust CEO Pallavi Patil, CSW who has tons of experience in the wine world and, naturally, is just finishing up her MBA at UCLA’s Anderson School of Management.

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Heather Taylor Home Linens

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Back last Summer when we interviewed Heather Taylor, she hinted at an inevitable product extension of her LA In Bloom brand. We weren’t quite sure what exactly that would mean nor was it clear when it would be coming out: it just sounded like “it was coming.” Well, surprise everyone: the first products are out and here for your ogling and purchasing. She’s launched Heather Taylor Home which is selling a collection of three coordinated Southwestern dinner linens. They are very fancy.

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Fancy Paws

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A few weeks back, some of you dog people may have seen a little event that would have gotten pups all dressed up and looking cool to help NKLA. The event was called Fancy Paws and had Creative Director and Designer Sarah Sherman Samuel and photographer Sarah Yates (and the Birds of a Feather gang) dressing up pups for charity. The event saw a variety of dog friends and dog people and yielded some fabulously adorable dog portraits. These are your cute fix for the day, everyone!

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Alexis Smart’s Flower Remedies

Alexis Smart's Flower Remedies 1

While visiting The Standard’s Book Stand, we of course had to hide away a little goodie to share with you guys. One item that had a neat little display and that was certainly intriguing were the LA made Alexis Smart Flower Remedies, these little bright blue glass droplet bottles with discrete brown paper stickers on them. The goods are natural formulas from flower essences that are intended to make you feel better and healthier in a safe way. If you’re one of those people who likes to indulge (“indulge”) in natural therapies, this is for you.

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MFEO Reuses Wood

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MFEO is a little sustainable local design duo from Aaron and Claire Van Holland. They have a passion for reclaiming wood and furniture and more and reusing it for their craft. This creative effort isn’t to make little trinkets or toys but instead to make huge and very useful home goods like lamps, consoles, beds, and more that look good and come from a place that left a very small footprint on the world. MFEO helps lift the weight we place on the planet and does it with quite a lot of style, too.

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Butterfly Release Party Pavillion Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden

August 3 is the last day that the Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden’s Butterfly Pavilion will be open. To celebrate and to have a befitting end, they are releasing the butterflies to the wild. Would be family fun!

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Yowsah Ace Hotel Ambrosia Salad Kim Ahn

The Ace Hotel’s Yowsah is coming back this Saturday, August 2, and will feature Kim Ahn (who always hosts and is the resident DJ) along with Ambrosia Salad. Check it!

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Steve Van Doren and Fara Howard Think Tank Gallery CreativeMorningsLA

This Thursday, July 31, CreativeMornings will be hosting a little talk with some folks from Vans. Join them at Think Tank Gallery!

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Queen Mary Art Deco Festival Labor Day

What are you doing Labor Day weekend? You should consider going down to the Queen Mary because they are having The Art Deco Festival.

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Carsick 13 Spazzkid Lovers

Local musician Spazzkid loves listening to music while in cars. He actually loves it so much that he actually did a “live performance” in a car. It’s called “Carsick #13″ and its rad. Catch the video below!

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